Tar and Abby

Friday, August 26, 2016

Tar spent National Dog Day at the vet...

It doesn't happen very often but every once in a while there is a dog at the dog park who should not be there. This dog attacked Tar and gave him a rather large wound. Off to the vet. Surgery, stitches, meds, be quiet for 2 weeks. Oh, boy.
Labor Day plans canceled. Luckily we don't mind quiet weekends.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A little more information would be nice...

: (WA state) declares emergency in 20 counties due to multiple wildfires, extreme fire conditions

First response on Twitter:
  can we get a link with list of counties?

Looking around... fireman neighbor home, so we must be safe. When I smell smoke (having been in a bad fire before) I listen for sirens, I look to see if fireman neighbor is home or his house is quiet. Usually calms me down :-)

FINALLY update: "The proclamation covers Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Yakima, Walla Walla and Whitman counties."
(we are Benton Co.) 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Abby and the debate season

Abby sez forget them and write in her for dictator!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

This cracked me up

So our very hard working wildfire agency made an announcement today.
28m28 minutes ago
danger HIGH (yellow) in 17 counties. Is your county one of them?
NO! Hey! Dudes! Our county is in RED. It is listed as Very High/Extreme


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Once again Abby does not understand

This is Nutty Narrow Bridge that exists in Western WA state. Tries to keep squirrels off a busy street.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Swimming with Olympians

When we moved to this tiny town my brother and I joined the swim team. We did not realize we were in the halls (pool) of greatness -
"Over a 14 year period one of the OF swimmers was on every Canadian Olympic, Commonwealth, or Pan American Games team. Under Coach G’s direction the team won 26 national competitions and half the Olympic team in 1964 was from his club."
The white building was where our pool was located.
The pool. Hundreds of laps swum in that pool.
One of the boys we swam with was on the 1972 Olympic team and was in the finals in two events.

Brother and I both became excellent swimmers and I worked as a life guard and swimming teacher when we moved back to the States.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Pelican gets a ride

California state trooper gives a ride to a pelican. full story here

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

fire update

Is now up to 177,000 acres. And the wind has started.
The good news they did a lot of backburning to keep it
away from all the Cold War storage facilities and The
Engineer's worksite.
Air in town is good. Feel for folks north of us.
AND another new fire started about an hour from us.
AND another new fire east of us.